Michael Lewis, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Management and Accounting

MBA Director

Assistant Professor of Management

508-767-7372 Tsotsis Family Academic Center - Room 346

Degrees Earned

B.S., Computer Information Systems, Central New England College

M.B.A, Assumption College

M.A., Human and Organization Systems, Fielding Graduate University

Ph.D., Human and Organization Systems, Fielding Graduate University


Undergraduate Courses Taught

Introduction to Management

Organizational Behavior

Organizational Innovation 

Business Strategy


Graduate Courses Taught

Organizational Behavior

Business Strategy



Stevens-Long, J. & Lewis, M. (2013). “Adulthood,” with J. Stevens-Long. In D.S. Dunn (Ed.). Oxford Bibliographies. (2013)

“Frank J. Barrett: The Social Construction of Organizing.” In D.B. Szabla, W.A. Pasmore, M.A. Barnes & A.N. Gipson (Eds.). The Palgrave Handbook of Organizational Change Thinkers 

“Technology Change or Resistance to Changing Institutional Logics: The Rise and Fall of Digital Equipment Corporation.” The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science (2019)

“Case Exercises in an Introduction to Management Course: A Structured Approach to Increase Student Engagement” with R.A. Frkal, The Case Journal, 15(1). (2019)

“Is a Chipotle Turnaround Possible?” (case and teaching notes) with P. Assenza, The Case Journal (2019)

Conference Presentations and Workshops

“Class wiki and student engagement” with C. LeBlanc. Roundtable presentation at Improving University Teaching International Conference (2009).

“Overcoming Challenges of Teaching with Cases in the Basic Undergraduate Management Course” with R.A. Frkal. Professional Development Workshop for Eastern Academy of Management (2016).

“Technology change or resistance to changing logics: The demise of Digital Equipment Corporation.” Paper presentation for Academy of Management conference. Published in conference proceedings (2016).

“Improvising Institutional Change: How IBM Accidently Changed the Computer Industry.”  Roundtable presentation at the Eastern Academy of Management, (2018).

“Managing Institutional Complexity: A Case Study on the Role of a Social Entrepreneur” Paper presentation at the Academy of Management. Published in conference proceedings (2018). 

“Rethinking Change and Innovation: The Institutional Shift in Higher Education.” Roundtable presentation at the Eastern Academy of Management (2019).

“Barnes & Noble: Closing the Book or Starting a New Chapter?” Roundtable presentation at the Eastern Academy of Management (2019).  


Faculty Development Grants for curriculum development, Assumption College, 2016 & 2019